August 12, 2022
MEMBER ACTION ALERT
Full LHIC Meetings
Upcoming Hybrid Meeting:
October 20, 2022 8:30-10:30am

HoCo 2022 Walktober Interest
The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) invites partner organizations to join the 2022 Howard County Walktober initiatives. Walktober is a month-long celebration of movement in October to improve the physical and mental health for ALL residents.

Use this link to complete the interest form.
Funding Opportunities
Food & Nutrition Security Survey Stipend
The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) invites organizations to apply for a stipend opportunity to assist with conducting the Howard County Food & Nutrition Security survey.

Details can be found in the application document. Application deadline extended to August 19, 2022.
Health Disparities Grant
The Howard County Health Department (HCHD) is pleased to announce grant opportunities to reduce health disparities related to chronic disease and COVID-19 infections in Howard County. This funding was made possible from MDH, the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and allows HCHD to award two categories of grants. The first is for local organizations to identify and recruit community leaders to create a network of certified Community Health Workers (CHW). The second grant will be awarded to local organizations to provide ongoing support for this CHW network. 

Interested Organizations should visit www.howardcountymd.gov/health/health-disparities-grants for information about the application process. Application deadline is August 31st.
Tobacco Grant
The Howard County Health Department seeks to fund community-based organizations to reach populations identified as having a known health disparity related to tobacco/vape use, diabetes, and chronic disease; and to advance health equity efforts.

For more information, visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/health/tobacco-and-chronic-disease-grant. Applications are due on September 9, 2022.
FREE Mental Health First Aid Class
Coalition members are asked to share the Howard County General Hospital's FREE Virtual Mental Health First Aid class on September 23 or November 10.

Register: hcgh.org/events
Information: jstanto6@jhmi.edu 410-740-7601
Community Health Advisor Training
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement is offering a FREE virtual training on September 17 at 11:00am - 2:45pm for lay persons in Central Maryland to become trained and certified Community Health Advisors. Those who complete the training can earn up to $200.

The purpose of the Community Health Advisor training is to educate Central Maryland residents about health, wellness, cancer prevention, and early detection.

To learn more about the Community Health Advisor training, please contact Briana Hudson at bdhudson@umd.edu.